Thursday, July 19, 2012

14 Weeks- Second Trimester!!!!! Back up plan for your pump!

I have finally hit the second trimester!! YAY!! The nausea is still in full force though, not letting up as of yet! I met with my diabetes doctors today and they think that everything is going really well. They are happy with my sugars. I am still having to fuss with some basals, but overall I've been in really good control. I think I am getting close to the point though where I will start wanting to wear my CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor). I know insulin resistance will be happening soon.

We saw the heartbeat again today, but the baby was facing away so we couldn't hear it, hopefully we'll be able to do that within a couple of weeks! For now, it's still staying on top of my sugars and a vacation! Can't wait!

I realized this week the importance of having a back up plan for my insulin pump. When I go on vacation Animas is great in giving me a vacation loaner. One time on vacation my pump didn't make it through a mild depth of water and I didn't have a back up plan in place. I spent the last 2 days of my vacation on fast acting insulin and having to wake up to test every 2-3 hours!  This week my pump blanked out on me for no reason what so ever! I had just changed the battery the day before, so maybe it was a bad battery? As a result of this it reminded me to talk to my doctor. They called me in a prescription of Novolog so in case of an emergency, I'll be prepared! At least for now I have my back up pump, so now I just have to write my basals down somewhere for a back up record!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

13 weeks! The dreaded "C" Word!!

I am 13 weeks today! I am starting to wonder if my nausea is starting to subside, or if it's just in my head. Sometimes you I throwing up just because I'm thinking about it, hence making myself, or is it really my body? I would never intentionally make myself...but you can't help but have these feelings sometimes.

I have been dealing (sorry if TMI for some, but that is what this blog is about, right?)....the "C" word....Constipation!! It's been so bad that I've talked to my doctor and they have me taking Colace 100mg 2x a day and 1 Miralax a day. I hate having to take something, but being so uncomfortable is so much worse. The stool has just be so hard that I'm needing something to soften everything. I think it's  a result of 1) Pregnancy...digestion is much slower and 2) the Zofran I'm having to take for nausea.

When my symptoms start to go away I have to say I freak out a bit though! I'm like is everything still Ok??? I can't help this feeling since last time we lost the pregnancy at 9 weeks. I'm doing my best to stay positive though and to not read into every little thing....though it's kinda hard sometimes.

My blood sugars are still seeing some lows so I've reduced my basals slightly more, but as a result i'm seeing numbers a little higher than I'd waking up at 138 this morning, so I've readjusted. Before I was waking up in the 60's or 70's so now I need to find a happy medium! I am finding that if I eat more starchy or fatty foods at night that my sugars are a little higher (138) and if not I'm a little lower. It's such a balancing act sometimes and it can be frustrating!

Next week my 14 week appt before I'm off to Hawaii for a week! :)Til then:)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

12 weeks and Nuchal Translucency Ultra Sound

Today I am 12 weeks 1 day and we had our Nuchal Translucency Ultra Sound! Everything looks good so far!!:) Our at risk numbers for Downs Syndrome was 1 in 19,000 and for Trisomy 18 (the more severe form of Downs Syndrome was 1 in 100,000. This doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but as of right now the risk is very low.

At 11 weeks I finally stopped my Endometrin. I was only taking it once a day at that point, but the doctors said they were confident that the placenta was producing enough hormones so that I no longer needed to supplement the progesterone. I was hoping that when I stopped that some of my nasuea would ease up, but that hasn't been the case. I am still sick to my stomach every day. The days I haven't thrown up it it is because I was able to take my Zofran in time to help with the symptoms. Everyone says that hopefully this will feel better in a couple weeks. I don't think the Zofran has had any affect on my blood sugars which is good.

My sugars have been excellent though my insulin requirements have still dropped more. I had to reduce my basals .5 all round for a 24 hour period. I was having too many lows so I called my doctor and we made adjustments. Overall though, everything is going really well with my diabetes. I have an eye appt next week to see how they are doing since I had some bleeding in my viterous (the gel in the eye) This bleeding started I noticed when I was taking hormone I'm hoping that pregnancy will not make it worse. (I don't know for sure if the hormone supplements caused doctor said no, but it was always around the time I was taking them)
I had about 3-4 ruptures in a 8 month period. I had to have laser done twice. It is not fun!!
The only thing they said I can do to control them is to control my sugars so that I what I am trying to do. Pregnancy is hard on the eyes so I will just have to keep in close contact with my doctor so hopefully I won't have to have more laser done in my eye during pregnancy. 

I can already feel the baby move! I swear that since 11 weeks I have felt the baby moving already! This is probably because it is my 2nd pregnancy. When we saw the baby in the Ultra Sound day it was super active so I'm not surprised if I'm feeling  a little something!

Next step...the eye doctor. I will let you know how that goes in just over a week!